Shona's most herself when she's moving outdoors - paying attention to and connecting with beauty. She works as a counsellor and a life coach. She lives a simple and contented life in the highlands of Scotland, sprinkled with adventures.
Shona has shared her passion for the outdoors on previous episodes of the tough girl podcast.
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Who is Shona
Living in Inverness
Woking as a counsellor and a life coach
Her passion for connecting with other people and the natural world
First speaking with Shona on Jul 9, 2019 - Taking on new challenges at 40 & her preparation for thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Catching up with Shona after completing the PCT - Dec 26, 2019 - Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail - 2,650 miles SOBO from Canada to Mexico!
Catch up - what’s been going on
Reflecting back on 2020
Making a commitment to herself to work as a counsellor again
Getting out of her own way
2020/2021 - deciding to take on a new challenge
Deciding to climb all 282 munros across Scotland in 282 days
Climbing Suilven with Shona - watch the vlog
The challenges of mountaineering in the winter
Not knowing if she could do it
Starting to think what’s possible
When things don’t work out how you planned
Dealing with the difficult days
Why it’s about the journey
Planning the adventure
Doing the Highland Wilderness Journeys - with Anna Danby
Anna Danby Wild Roots Highland Guiding
Walking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand
Winding down life in Scotland
Renting out her house while she’s away
Getting the right gear - new rucksack and sleeping bag
Road walking and hitchhiking
Wanting to enjoy photography and wiring while in nature
Giving herself permission
Living a life of adventure and living a life of freedom
Connecting to people through her work
Saying no to things
Documenting the journey while on the TA
How to connect with Shona
Inviting people to get curious - what do they want? How do they want to live?
Being inspired by Mary Oliver - “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Counselling - http://shonacounselling.co.uk
Life Coaching - www.shonafitness.co.uk
Instagram - @walkwildcoach
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